MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:03 pm

Thanks PNP. Photobucket has been fine for photos but now I'm doing a few videos it's rubbish. I'll see if I can fathom YouTube now.

EDIT: videos are now coming through youtube. thanks
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:37 pm

Two updates in one day! Exciting, but, don't get used to it :D

I have been making good progress on the garage scene. I have added some fencing and placed the building where it is going (temporarily). I've also knocked the cobwebs off my static grass applicator. It hasn't seen the light of day for about four years!

The road needs some more work. Paint, weathering etc. Just really trying some things out. Let me know what you think. Do you think the gravel shoulder looks right for modern roadside drainage?

I cut some matchsticks to make the 'island' separating the forecourt from the main road. I then grassed it. I think it looks ok for a first bash. Also, using matchsticks made me feel like a real modeller! :wink:

Pictures show: garage progress, grass verges growing

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:43 am

Hi everyone,

The three short videos I tried to upload with Photobucket have now been moved to Youtube. I have included the links below and I have been back and modified my previous posts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyFYBX7EO8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkuSBFuljkM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvpGyJyLRcU

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:35 am

That is far better Dan 8)

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:31 pm

Hi everyone,

Two months since an update?!! I have been in my shed almost every night since my last update. Just haven't taken any photos or done any updates. tut - tut :oops:

I have sorted my control panel. I wasn't happy with the green LED's and I wasn't as diligent as I could have been with the wiring. So I have rewired and changed all the LED's. This has been a pain. But when I got to reassembly, it had all been together before so it went well.

I have cut and fitted some ply front facias. These tidy things up and give me a boundary and a former for landscaping. They need a little filler in places and then painting. I'm either going Grey or Black, but I haven't decided yet.

Hills and terrain have been springing up in a few places and I have ripped out the bridge to make my waterfall / rapids / river scene. This is the area I am concentrating on now until it's finished as I cant run any trains due to the bridge being lifted. I didn't build it to be removable (big mistake) so I've had to butcher it out. The techniques I have used (and will continue to use here) are taken from Kathy Millat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvkjQpYaMiU ). Very simple but brilliant way of using silicone sealant. The rest (which I've still got to build) is Casting Resin and paint / medium for waves.

I have also started painting some of the back scene boards with some nice sky blue paint we had left over from our spare room.

Photos to follow....

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:42 pm

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:44 pm

I still have a lot of finishing off to do with the river bed etc. However, I am pleased with the start I've made on the rickety bridge. Needs painting, weathering etc but the nuts and bolts of it are there. I have also buried the Faller road wire into it so the tractor can drive across it.

Please excuse the mess, I need to get the vacuum in there soon. Like, now!! :D

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:13 pm

It's coming along nicely Dan, very impressive Faller and mimic panel! Does the mimic just show route or have you got sensors for block control?
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby End2end » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:31 pm

How have I missed all these updates!
Astonishing work!
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:23 am

Thanks for the replies.

The mimic panel shows routes. Each direction is controlled by switches mounted on the point motors. It was enough work to get it this far. Detection is probably for another layout in the future. I am planning on building the other two panels the same way. It is easy to see at a glance where trains will end up.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:10 am

Not sure it's astonishing E2E but thank you anyway :)

I just keep chipping away at it for an hour or two most nights. It only feels like I'm getting somewhere just recently. Wiring and other 'nuts and bolts' jobs never seem like much progress. Now I've started whacking some scenery on it feels like I'm getting there

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:17 am

Nice progress there Dan, your shed has a very posh door, looks a bit like one from a pre 1930s semi.
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Thanks bufferstop.

It's not as posh as you might think. It was £50 off eBay. I put a new lock barrel in it and it keeps the water out. So not too bad

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:54 pm

Spot the difference in progress!! This is quite an old picture now. Taken on 10/21/15 according to Photobucket.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:13 am

Hi everyone,

Yesterday my clear casting resin came in the post. So I had a go with it last night. I mixed it according to the instructions and added a couple of drops of olive green just to give the water a tinge of algae.

There is still quite a bit of work to do, but I was excited to try something new and document it here. It could take up to 7 days to fully cure then I can start to add wave effects and dry brushing white for foam / bubbles.

Photos to follow, Photobucket is down....AGAIN

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